Interesting facts about China

Where In The World Should You Not Tip?

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Tipping is a complicated affair. If you don’t leave a tip while in the US, you will be greeted with a look of disdain; equally, you’d get a similar response when giving the waiter a few extra Yen in Japan. So, where should you not tip? Here we’ve outlined eight...

The coldest cities in the world

The Coldest Cities In The World

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There are two exceptional remedies for the winter blues: escaping to warmer climes and looking at how bad others have got it. Dealing with the biting winds of February may seem tough – but imagine braving the commute in one of these coldest cities in the world.  Harbin, Heilongjiang, China...

The Traditional Culture of Chinese Clothing

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The influence of traditional Chinese clothing on the West dates back to the Silk Road. More recently, traditional Chinese garments have worked their way into popular culture through films such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and the Kill Bill Volumes. However, creating clothes with such lasting appeal didn’t happen overnight.  ...

Tea ceremonies

Tea Ceremonies Around The World

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The origins of the humble cuppa go back 5,000 years. According to Chinese mythology, emperor Shen Nung stumbled across tea after falling ill from poison. Fortunately for him, leaves drifted into his mouth, and upon chewing them he was cured. As a result tea ceremonies became an important part of...

Cheap Holiday Deals With Exoticca

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Christmas is well and truly over and the long wait for summer begins. Yes, this time of year is a slog; yet, there is a tried and tested remedy: a holiday. So, why not escape the drudgery of winter with one of our cheap holiday deals?  Peru: the land of...

What Was The Silk Road?

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Hate to break it to you but it wasn’t made out of silk – it wasn’t even a road as such. So what exactly was the Silk Road?  The Silk Road’s name came from the primary material transported on this trade route. A more apt title would be a silk...

What is Black Friday?

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The frenzied shopping mania and carnage of Black Friday will soon be upon us. What started this madness and what exactly is Black Friday? Where did Black Friday come from, and what is it? The day after Thanksgiving was originally known as Black Friday due to the problems produced by...

The world’s most impressive, unmissable giant buddhas

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Religions are characterised by their divine beings, and Buddhism is no exception. There are several deities that can be found throughout Asia, so if you enjoy looking at works of art while on organised trips, we can tell you where to find the most spectacular giant buddhas in the world....

most dangerous roads

The TOP 8 most dangerous roads in the world you simply cannot miss

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Driving a car tends to be rather monotonous, especially when you take the same routes day after day. There are plenty of roads that many of us have yet to discover, and the adrenaline rush that they offer makes them particularly exciting. Some of the world’s most dangerous roads are...